Engel says he’s a legitimate candidate
James M. Engel admits he was recruited by Republicans to run in the May 8 Democratic primary for the 23rd District state Senate seat.
But the man challenging former state Rep. Kristen Dexter (D-Eau Claire) takes exception to the term of being a “fake” Democrat.
“I think that I have a legitimate candidacy,” said Engel, who lives in the town of Ludington in Eau Claire County. “This has been building in me for a considerable time.”
He said part of what motivated him to run was a 2007 lawsuit he and another man filed against…
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